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Just a heads up I tested and found that the power commander software will not connect to a power commander 5 when you are running windows 10.

So if you are thinking of doing the update to windows 10 but need access to the PCV hold off.

Now a caveat to this is that I was using a virtual machine on my mac to run windows so YMMV. This set up did work on windows 7 though.

Also cool new note there is an android app available so you can connect to your PCV using that and swap maps or adjust fuel trims. Just need an On-The-Go such as this: [ame]http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-5in-Micro-Host-Adapter/dp/B00B4GGW5Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1438627550&sr=8-3&keywords=otg+cable[/ame]
to make it work. Then you cna try changing things as you go. I believe it works with auto tune as well to adjust setting from that.
 

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Thanks for the heads up!

Is there a way to run Windows 10 in a "compatibility mode" like previous versions?
 

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Thanks for the heads up!

Is there a way to run Windows 10 in a "compatibility mode" like previous versions?
Looks like it does.

I will have to try it. The error i get is a "can not create directory" on boot.

I'll try later and report back.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. I am still running Windows 7 but would hate to lose function by "upgrading".
 

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Have you contacted them at Power Commander to see if they have a software compatibility update in the works? It is a very new OS....
BTW, thanks for the heads-up since I too am running W7 on my Mac.
 

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Error is the same when running compatibility mode.

No haven't contacted them because I assume they are working on it. Considering they still refuse to support mac I don't expect them to move fast.
 

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That error is pretty generic. Can you check the application logs for errors that occur at the same time as when you are trying to connect. Also check the Mac for any errors in it's logs at that time. Did you have any issues connecting from a Win 7/8.x VM? Before investing too much time into this you might consider going by a pawn shop and picking up a cheap Windows laptop just for tuning. I've seen some decent laptops for $50-$100.
 

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Also do you know what directory it's trying to create? It might be possible to map a drive from the Mac to the VM that Win will treat like a local drive for the Power Commander software.
 

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That error is pretty generic. Can you check the application logs for errors that occur at the same time as when you are trying to connect. Also check the Mac for any errors in it's logs at that time. Did you have any issues connecting from a Win 7/8.x VM? Before investing too much time into this you might consider going by a pawn shop and picking up a cheap Windows laptop just for tuning. I've seen some decent laptops for $50-$100.
Also do you know what directory it's trying to create? It might be possible to map a drive from the Mac to the VM that Win will treat like a local drive for the Power Commander software.
I've spent maybe 45 minutes on it for fun. I sent the map I needed using the android tablet so no need to buy something else.

Yes it worked in a VM of 7. Doesn't say what directory and I am really not looking. Was just sharing with others that it is a potential issue. Also the error appears with or without a USB device connected it's an issue with the software not the drivers.
 

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Have you tried opening it using IE 11? It's included in the Win 10 download.
Doesn't have anything to do with a browser, it's a Operating System incompatibility issue. :D
 

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It works in my Win10 VM just fine.

Macbook Pro
VMWare Fusion
Win10 Pro
PCV - 1.0.6.4

Where were you having issues? Program execution or USB passthrough?
 

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Program execution on start it would look like it would load and then say it couldn't find directory.

Now that I am thinking maybe I need to run as admin. Didn't need to on 7 but in 10 maybe something changed.
 

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Program execution on start it would look like it would load and then say it couldn't find directory.

Now that I am thinking maybe I need to run as admin. Didn't need to on 7 but in 10 maybe something changed.
I have mine set to run as admin so that very well could be the difference.
 

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I'll take a look later. In the mean time the android app to just send a map is great.

I am actually bringing it to bike night tonight to load a map on my buddies bike. Can throw my little tablet in the bag with a cable and go.
 

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While not completely related to main context of this thread (i.e. Win 10 problems), here is something that I observed recently when using the Power Commander C3 Mobile app on my Android smart phone.

My setup is a Power Commander V (PCV) with the Autotune module and I am using a Samsung Galaxy 4 smartphone for running the C3 Mobile app.

The app seems to work fine as far as connecting to the PCV and changing configuration settings goes. However, I am seeing a problem when I use the app to Send a map to the PCV. As a part of my map, there are two Target AFR tables that the Autotune needs. The app appears to be modifying the values in those tables. Not good!

I have contacted Dynojet and hopefully they will help figure this out.
 

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windows 10 will track every move you make. Once a week you'll get a report where you have searched.
You will lose files when you up grade to 10 YES it sucks
 

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Windows 10 is even more insidious then you know! Read the EULA carefully and you will understand why I will never upgrade to it!
 

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FWIW,

DynojetResearch did, in fact, recently make an update to the C3 Mobile app for Android which fixes the Target AFR rounding (math) issue. The latest app version at Google Play is v1.0.3.

I'm happy now :smile
 

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Windows 10 is even more insidious then you know! Read the EULA carefully and you will understand why I will never upgrade to it!
I ran Win10 at home for about a month. Nuked it and installed Ubuntu. Good thing I don't need my machine for much, I don't really game anymore and I don't have any external hardware that I use that doesn't work anyway...
 
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